Silicon Valley have the largest congomerate of venture capital investors and they are very picky as they always have plenty of startups to invest in right outside their door steps. However, as the venture capital world also gets more competitive many VCs look abroad and invest in foreign startups, but often with the prerequisite that you have an office or establishement in Silicon Valley. This crash course provides advice and feedback directly from Silicon Valley investors themselves and is valuable for both local and international startups who wants to fundraise in Silicon Valley.
- Tomasz Tunguz, Redpoint Ventures
- Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Ventures Partner
- Ben Narasin, Canvas Ventures
- Brian Ascher, Venrock
- Rob Coneybeer, Shasta Ventures
- David Wu, Maveron
- Ash Damle, Lumiata
Why take this crash course?
- Prepare yourself for your next fundraising round
- Learn the ins and out of pitching to Silicon Valley investors
- Get the tips and tricks to meet with investors with confidence
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Fundraising in Silicon Valley
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- How do you know your startup is viable for venture funding?
- When is the right time to raise capital?
- How much capital should I raise?
- What kinds of investors should I look for?
- How do I find the right investor?
- Who is not the right type of investor?
- What is the best strategy to attract VCs?
- How can I convince a VC to meet with me?
- How does an investor meeting usually go?
- What are the steps from pitching to closing a funding round?
- How much information should I share with the investor?
- How late into building my startup can I still go and raise funding?